Rebuilding Puerto Rico
Our response to the tragedy in Puerto Rico will be to organize and bring to the island the legal assistance needed by the residents of Puerto Rico. Residents qualify for FEMA aid, unemployment aid, public benefits and insurance recovery. They will need the assistance of trained bilingual attorneys or paralegal volunteers in order to complete the claim forms that govern distribution of emergency funds.
Puerto Rico Relief CLE
If you would like to assist the legal community with legal support in its relief efforts, this program will provide you with an overview of some of the key post-disaster legal issues, as well as best practices. This program is being produced as part of the Ayuda Legal Huracán María initiative of LatinoJustice in collaboration with Practising Law Institute (PLI)
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Working with our colleagues in Puerto Rico, we will organize and train attorneys and legal workers to provide disaster relief by conducting workshops, translating existing disaster relief materials as well as providing administrative and substantive support. We will mobilize volunteers to provide legal assistance to both Puerto Ricans remaining on the island and those migrating to the states.
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Congress needs to act on Puerto Rico by
1) Repealing or extending the suspension of the Jones Act. 2) Putting a moratorium on public debt payments until basic services are provided. 3) Appropriate additional disaster relief funds for recovery. Click the link below so you can contact your representative and make sure they know that this issue is important.
You can help us mobilize our efforts to help rebuild Puerto Rico by making a donation. Click the link to donate to our Rebuilding Puerto Rico program.
Donate to Rebuild Puerto Rico